Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Perfect Fit for $5.80

This sweet little oil painting caught my eye at the thrift store awhile back. 
For just three dollars, it seemed like a pretty good idea.

I stored it about for several weeks, not sure what to do about a frame, until it finally occurred to me to see if it fit one of the clearance open-back frames I gotten from Hobby Lobby.
 I was so tickled - it was a perfect fit. 

This frame was just $2.80.  It was originally silver, so I painted it over with some cheap gold acrylic paint I had on hand.  Nothing fancy.

Open back frames don't come with hooks, 
so I nailed on one of these little sawtooth numbers to hang it by.

Now it hangs here to replace the other antique mirror that I used for my fall mantel. 

So as much as I am trying to be wary of having and hoarding {yikes!}
...it did paid off this time to have a couple things lying around. ;)

{Linking to Tatertots & Jello}


  1. That's such a great find! I love how you framed it :)

  2. oh how i love it when things work out that way! :) it looks wonderful!


  3. So dreamy ! It 's a fabulous find and you did a wonderful job !Enjoy !

  4. Your photography is stunning! And a lovely painting. :)

  5. Like it was made for this painting and they've been together forever! Lovely :)
    Visiting from TT&J~
    Heidi @ Show some Decor

  6. Works so well together. I also love your curtain fabric!
    Come visit me-